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Old 01-28-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Sorry for the red X's all. I'm re-uploading the pics now and I will edit the thread tomorrow again

I've been fixing little things on the new daily over the past two weeks and thought I'd try something new with the carpet. Car is a 99 EK hatch.

Sorry for the crap pics, it was dark and I was tired

Take 4 cans of this in gloss black



Take out old carpet the correct way (Seats out, console out, SRS cover off, cup holders out, lower dash brace out, rear bench out). I painted it in the same fashion I paint everything else (cept I just vacuumed for prep ). Just spray on light coats and allow to dry 8-15 minutes between each coat.

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The carpet will take on a coarse texture, much like (but not as bad as) a Scotch pad. Unless you roll barefoot, who cares Overall I am very happy at it costing me < $30. I never realized how much carpet makes a difference in a car :shock:

I'm still looking for a Honda OEM dr side floormat if ya got it! Obviously color doesn't matter

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Old 01-28-2008, 05:12 PM   #2
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damn that looks really good
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:22 PM   #3
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Did the same thing to my crx carpet and it came out looking brand new!
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #4
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im just wondering about the quality of that coloring. will it bleed or fade? or stain clothes and sneakers? i dunno, seems to me that if you go through the hassle of removing the whole carpet, you might as well just install a new one.
good oportunity for a CTR red one.
but then again, you can always get them in any color from JC Whitney in oem molds.

overall i guess its a good solution if youre on a budget and have a lotta time on your hands. bump for you man.
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this is awesome!!
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also... if you can find it...there is an oem black flormat that was an accessory option for 96-00 civics. pretty rare, but i got a set on ebay. i might have the part number if anyone wants it. muahahahah
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I think the only thing that is appealing, is just how clean it makes it look.
that **** looks brand new, and your right, I never realized how much of a difference that could make.
I cant imagine re-doing it in that stock grey color, I wouldnt even bother.
I read in another thread about a actual "dye" in a liquid form,
they mentioned getting a big trash can and filling it with the dye and part water,
and leaving sit for awhile, I would bet that, that would be less prone to wear off and what not
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i did this a few months back and was equally excited with my initial results. i even added 2 coats of scotch guard to make sure that my hours of labor were worth it. THEY WEREN'T. as soon as someones wet shoes hit that "dye" as you call it, the "spray paint" wears right off and you'll be left with giant grey splotches. not trying to be a downer...but on the plus side you can use a carpet shampooer to remove the spray paint from your carpet. booo painting your carpet. when the weather gets warmer here i'll be dyeing mine with rit dye in a giant drum. i'll post up on my results. until then, brrrrr it's freaking cold outside.
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will it bleed or fade? or stain clothes and sneakers?
I doubt it. Besides, for the cost and time, I don't care. To the guy who implied it took forever, I think it took like 2 hours to paint the mats and the carpet...3-4 coats on each.
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wanna try this on my floor mats
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oh man!

hella nice!
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damn that looks really good
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Tell me how that dye lasts because SEM is the only product i know that works the best.
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Does looks really clean, it making me think of doing it. And do tell how it holds up
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Very nice write up!!!
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i did this about 2 years ago to my civic. the first time it faded pretty quick but it was because i was lazy and did not prep at all. the second time around i shampooed the carpet, let it dry completely, and used adhesion promoter. as the OP said, it will be course to the touch at first, but does wear in. it will fade in high traffic spots (driver and passenger floormats) but other than that it stuck n problem at all. its been about a year and a half since i last dyed my carpet and i have redone the floormats once.

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I don't get why someone would want to dye a civic carpet.
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I don't get why someone would want to dye a civic carpet.
it gets stained and disgusting looking. dye covers it up. dumbass.
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looked beautiful after words, nice contribution to H-T thanks!!
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Does anyone know where to get (part#?) OEM EK Black floormats???

jw, I searched and couldn't find it
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does anyone have pics of a completely dyed black 96-98 interior?dash, carpet, panels, doors, etc.
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Do you get dizzy from driving around with that smell?
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Do you get dizzy from driving around with that smell?
No the smell is almost gone completely. I left my windows down at work here for a day and it helped a lot
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thanks a lot man, good stuff. I like that. Post up again after you get in it with some wet shoes or something, let us know how it holds up, if it's good i'm gonna do the same. do you think this would work with any color, like say grey instead of gloss black?
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Nice job man. Came out great
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